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I am 4 days past my expected period date. Took a test yesterday morning and this morning. They both show a very very faint possative. But yet feel like my period is going to come and I have slight brown spotting. Worried?

I am 4 days past my expected period date. Took a test yesterday morning and this morning. They both show a very very faint possative. But yet feel like my period is going to come and I have slight brown spotting. Worried?

Positive pregnancy: It is common to get spotting in pregnancy. Most of the time everything is fine, but it is helpful to check with your doc to make sure. Occasionally, people may need a rhogam injection in this type of situation. You can also check blood work to be sure that the hormone level is rising appropriately. Sometimes a miscarriage can start with similar symptoms. It tough to know without a good evaluation ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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My last period was on aug15 lasted 6 days. I took 3hpt all faint positive, but I started with brown spotting on the20th now red spotting. Still fainthpt?

My last period was on aug15 lasted 6 days. I took 3hpt all faint positive, but I started with brown spotting on the20th now red spotting. Still fainthpt?

Pregnancy bleed: Bleeding in pregnancy is common but never normal. In most cases things are ok but it can indicate a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. See your doctor for a confirmatory blood BHCG, exam and testing. You can also schedule a virtual visit with a Healthtap doctor in your state to order the blood test today. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 29 days ago and for the past 4 days I've had faint brown spotting, my period comes tomorrow. What does this mean? And I'm on bcp

I had unprotected sex 29 days ago and for the past 4 days I've had faint brown spotting, my period comes tomorrow. What does this mean? And I'm on bcp

Spotting: If you have been on oral contraceptives then indeed you had PROTECTED intercourse. PROTECTED simply refers to pregnancy. You were of course unprotected from sexually transmitted diseases. The early spotting could mean your period is starting a little earlier than anticipated. ...Read more

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8 days since end of last period. Faint brown spotting when wipe after urinating, nothing on underwear. Just started today. OvulatinNo other symptoms.?

8 days since end of last period. Faint brown spotting when wipe after urinating, nothing on underwear. Just started today. OvulatinNo other symptoms.?

Happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or a late or missed period. Causes include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, medicines, having an illness, traveling, birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, etc… If persistent symptoms, one can check with her Ob-Gyn doctor. ...Read more

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ONLY brown spotting (lasted four days) a few days before period, I tested twice and both were neg, still no period. Could it be too early to test?

ONLY brown spotting (lasted four days) a few days before period, I tested twice and both were neg, still no period. Could it be too early to test?

Once your period: Is late - you can go ahead and use a home pregnancy test (first morning void is best). Repeat in a week if this was negative & you still don't have a period. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had light brown spotting for 5 days and dark brown spotting for 1 day period only due in 3 days what could cause this? No pains

I've had light brown spotting for 5 days and dark brown spotting for 1 day period only due in 3 days what could cause this? No pains

Irregular bleeding: Any woman of fertile age who has an irregular. Must consider the possibility that she is pregnant. A pregnancy test is necessary, perhaps a blood test. Other possibilities include anatomical issues with the uterus. I would have a pelvic ultrasound to look at the possibility of a fibroid or perhaps a polyp. And ovarian cyst that is functioning and making hormones can also cause this. ...Read more

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Period due but experiencing two days so far of brown spotting is this normal, what could cause this? Ttc. Normal day 2 and day 21 blood results.

Period due but experiencing two days so far of brown spotting is this normal, what could cause this? Ttc. Normal day 2 and day 21 blood results.

Brown blood: Brown spotting is an indication of previous bleeding. However, the timing and location of this bleeding would be hard to determine. If it persists you may want to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing brown spotting with a few red drops for 2 days. Its 1 week before my period, what could be the cause? Virgin not on birth ctr

I have been experiencing brown spotting with a few red drops for 2 days. Its 1 week before my period, what could be the cause? Virgin not on birth ctr

Brown d/c: Since your a virgin, your definely not pregnant. But brown d/c is a sign of old blood. Have you had any trauma to you gential region, like bike riding or exercise. I would f/u with your ob/gyn, and have a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

Get a blood test: The brown spotting you are describing sounds like implantation bleeding and the missed period 2 weeks later suggests pregnancy. A blood test is much more sensitive than a home pregnancy test. Get a blood test to find out if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I got brown spotting for two days and then pinkish on and off for four days I have irregular period and this has been never happened before I don't know what is going on, I took oral contraceptive pills to regulate my period June last year?

I got brown spotting for two days and then pinkish on and off for four days I have irregular period and this has been never happened before I don't know what is going on, I took oral contraceptive pills to regulate my period June last year?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have 3 day brown spotting two weeks after my period. What is possible cause? Is this abnormal?

I have 3 day brown spotting two weeks after my period. What is possible cause? Is this abnormal?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What would cause light brown spotting a week before my period?

Brown Spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. This may be break through bleeding due to hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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My period is late and I just have brown spotting. This never happened what's cause?

My period is late and I just have brown spotting. This never happened what's cause?

Pregnant?: If you're sexually active, the question of pregnancy comes to mind first. You should pursue an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What could cause light brown spotting throughout the day one week before my period is due, then nothing, if not implantation?

What could cause light brown spotting throughout the day one week before my period is due, then nothing, if not implantation?

Irregular period: It could be an irregular period or spotting. It is not necessarily implantation bleeding, although that is a possibility. Time will tell. A pregnancy test if you miss your period could tell, also. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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My last period started on the 5th. Had sex between 21st and 26th of this month. Now today I saw light brown spotting. What could be the cause.

Irregular bleeding is  one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test.   there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Does fibroids cause brown spotting instead of a regular period?

Does fibroids cause brown spotting instead of a regular period?

Yes they can: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. Depending on their location, they can certainly cause bleeding unrelated to your cycle.

They can be treated with medications that are hormonal or non-hormonal, and they are also commonly treated surgically by removing the fibroid (s) or the entire uterus. ...Read more

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Took 2 hpt as directed on here both neg. Missed period for march. So what could have caused the light pink/brown spotting? X3dys & occ spot of bld now?

Took 2 hpt as directed on here both neg. Missed period for march. So what could have caused the light pink/brown spotting? X3dys & occ spot of bld now?

Time to get to Doc!: I think it is time to get in to be seen by your trusted medical advisor or a gynecologist. There is not much more we can do on this simple app. If you are not pregnant and having these symptoms it is time for a real examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods. Today I have brown spotting and soreness in 1 breast. What could this mean? And what might cause my irregular periods?

Pregnancy: Breast soreness, vaginal discharge, nausea along with other signs could be a sign of pregnancy. Irregular periods could be 1. Normal 2. stress - physical or emotional 3. endocrine abnormalities (hormonal abnormalities) 4. uterine issues among other things. Irregular menses (periods) need medical evaluation by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Hello. I had brown spotting for 4 days that started 2 days before my expected period. My period is now 6 days late, but I am getting negative pregnanc?

Hormones: The brown spotting may have been an abnormal period from a hormonal fluctuation that just threw your cycle off. A negative home pregnancy test pretty much rules out a pregnancy (or at least rules out implantation from a fertilized egg). Wait for your next cycle and if things don't return to normal, go see PCP or Gyno ...Read more

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Had period 12/7 heavy for 4 day.6 days before next expected p had brown spotting for a day then heavier for a d and few d brown. Pr t negative so far

Had period 12/7 heavy for 4 day.6 days before next expected p had brown spotting for a day then heavier for a d and few d brown. Pr t negative so far

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I got dark brown spotting 7 days before period, on pill for 2 years, take everyday. Took 2 tests 4 days before and negative result. Is it something else?

I got dark brown spotting 7 days before period, on pill for 2 years, take everyday. Took 2 tests 4 days before and negative result. Is it something else?

Common: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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One week before period brown spotting for 2 days only when wiped. Period due 4 days ago negative test what shud I do?

Do nothing: Repeat UPT. If negative pregnancy and no pain, wait for bleeding to occur. If no bleed within 4 weeks of the last spotting episode, consult physician to discuss desire for pregnancy vs need for menstrual regulation with hormonal preparation. ...Read more

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I had light brown spotting for 3 days, what seemed like a very light period for 3 days, now on day 4 of light brown spotting. 2wks early 4 norm?

I had light brown spotting for 3 days, what seemed like a very light period for 3 days, now on day 4 of light brown spotting. 2wks early 4 norm?

DUB stands for: dysfunctional uterine bleeding. This is the term for bleeding that occurs more often than every 21 days or farther apart than 35 days. It's also used to describe long & heavy periods. It is common in teen years/early years of menstruation. It means there is no structural cause & may be due to expected hormone shifts & changes. Less likely when on oral contraceptives. Observe...it is normal for now ...Read more